NDSU Extension Service - Ward County


Ward County Extension Service

County Courthouse | Room 101

315 3rd St SE

PO Box 5005

Minot, ND 58702-5005


Office Hours: Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: 701.857.6444


Fax: 701.857.6454

Email: NDSU.Ward.Extension@ndsu.edu

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NDSU Extension - Ward County


Our offices are located in the Ward County Courthouse

If you are looking for the North Central Research Extension Center south of town, please click here

NDSU Extension Service in Ward County gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of North Dakota State University. Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Ward County citizens through educational programs, publications, and events. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site or contact us by email or phone.
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Outlook Conference for Agricultural Lenders

Tuesday, October 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Check in begins at 8:30am
Minot Holiday Inn, 2200 Burdick Expressway

Deadline to register is October 12th. The conference costs $70 and includes a lunch. Cancellations will be accepted up until October 12th and are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. You may substitute another person in lieu of cancelling up until October 14th. To register, go online or print and fill out this brochure and mail it in, along with payment. For more information, contact Sandy Osborne by or call her at 701.231.8642.

Topics Inlcude:

● Farm Financial Performance ● Biofuels and Oil Outlook ● US Economic Outlook ●
● Asset Values & Collateralization ● Succession Planning ● Livestock Outlook & Marketing Strategies ●
● Beef Farm Projections ● Farm Program Cashflow ● Crop Outlook & Marketing Strategies ●

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2nd Annual Drift Prairie Day
Outdoor Skills Field Day

Thursday, October 22nd from 8:15am to 3:30pm
Ward County Courthouse/Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge

Join us for a day filled with outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, a tour of Lake Darling dam, GPS/mapping, and back country nutrition talk. Transportation to and from Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge by chaperoned mini-vans, water, trail snack, and hobo lunch will be provided. Please advise any dietary restrictions. Wear warm clothing for a cooler morning and shed layers for a warmer afternoon. Wear proper foot attire for hiking. Watch the weather and dress appropriately.

Open to all youth ages 11 to 14 years old.
Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot.
Cost is $10. Deadline to register is October 6th.

For more information, or to register, please contact Shirrell Ott by or at 701.857.6450.
You may also fill out this form and submit payment to the address listed on the form.

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Design Your Succession Plan
A Multi Session Workshop for Farm & Ranch Families

Part One: Monday, November 16th at 6:00pm
Part Two: Thursday, November 19th at 6:00pm
North Central Research Extension Center
5400 Hwy 83 S., Minot

Succession planning for farm and ranch families can be complex. NDSU Extension is helping families understand the process, get started on a plan, communicate with family, and work with professionals to create a succession plan to accomplish the owner's vision for their business and family. Workshop participants will receive a Resource Binder and a Workbook.

Preferred registration is online, or you can print and mail in this brochure, along with your payment.

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Ward County farmers can have instantaneous weather data from NDAWN stations at Minot, Berthold, Karlsruhe, and Plaza. These stations give you air temperature, soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and wind direction. Note the wind direction is by degrees clockwise from north. For example, east is 90 degrees.

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